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“Best of everything” 5 of 5 stars
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1526 Franklin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24016   |  
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Ranked #2 of 6 Roanoke B&B and Inns
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Best of everything”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We loved our stay at the Black Lantern Inn! The house is a beautifully renovated historic home with many modern touches. The food was delicious, with fine dining versions of favorite classics including the best scrambled eggs and french toast I have ever tasted. Ron was the best host. He was helpful with dining recommendations based on what we were looking for, information about things to do, as well as helpful hints such as where best to park when we went downtown to one of the museums. We enjoyed talking with him, not only about the city but also about shared interest. This B&B has the best of everything!

Room Tip: Venetian was very private by itself on the first floor. We felt like the living room (with TV and st...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Landenberg, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

So this was my first B&B experience, and Ron's Inn not only delivered an exquisite place to stay, but also an enduring and friendly atmosphere in which people can freely communicate. I was also very grateful that Ron was able to put together a brilliant vegetarian breakfast for me, since it has always been difficult for establishments to accommodate people who share vegetarian diets.

Big shout out to Ron and his inspiring inn. Thanks also for the great life advice and keep in touch!

Adrian

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC area
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed in the Venetian room, which is even better than indicated by the pics on the website. Great bed; nice linens, plush towels, beautiful bathroom, interesting choices in art and decor, delicious breakfast. Owners were terrific - they have done a wonderful job of creating an excellent b&b priced at well below fair market value. You won't be sorry!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife and I stay in inns or B&B's as often as possible when we travel. The Black Lantern is the BEST we've ever stayed in. Some of the highlights:
1. Meticulously restored historic house.
2. Absolutely immaculately kept.
3. Ron is a genuinely caring host, who also did all the renovations and is a fabulous chef, too. A true renaissance man!
4. Rooms are gorgeous.
5. Beer, wine and soda always available on site.
6. Access to each of two kitchens night and day.
7. Three beautiful porches provide wonderful views and privacy if desired.
8. Grounds are as beautiful and as meticulous as the house.
9. Two very nice bicycles allow a nice tour of town.
10. Very helpful rack of maps and menus.
If you are in the Roanoke area, staying any where else would be second best. Thanks Ron, for an incredible stay!

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This restored historic house was the star of our recent five week tour of the Eastern States.
Beautiful craftsmanship combined with attention to detail and a host for which nothing was to much trouble left us wishing we had stayed longer in this exquisite property.
All this and as well as his construction skills Ron also cooks a superb breakfast.
Forget hotels this goes way beyond what they provide,at the Black Lantern you are staying in something that is loved.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maarssen, The Netherlands
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Black Lantern Inn is a very nice old renovated house. Very well decorated. We had the Skyline Room which is on the top floor. This room is very spacious! Unfortunately the Inn is located close to the highway, but we couldn't hear it inside! The breakfast was very good.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My wife and I stayed overnight as a getaway and it was the most relaxing 2 days we've had in years. The sky view room was awesome and totally quiet, peaceful, and private. Ron had coffee and tea waiting for us in the morning and breakfast on the covered porch was fantastic.
The restoration work done on this home was amazing.

Room Tip: sky view room has private bathroom and sitting area
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1526 Franklin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24016
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Location: United States > Virginia > Roanoke
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Roanoke
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Black Lantern Inn has charming and unique rooms with incredibly luxurious bedding, welcoming lounging areas, impeccable baths and great breakfasts.The hospitality and luxury amenities make a stay at our Inn an experience of warm ambiance found in distinctive bed and breakfast accommodations. ... more   less 

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